7 y/o daughter had strep about two weeks ago. She had it for a few days before we caught it and got her some antibiotics. Then about a week later we noticed her reporting back to us every now and then these insignificant stories of something that she touched, or the way she walked. 7y/o girls are a strange lifeform anyway so we didn't pay much attention. But, she has been getting progressively worse.
And here's where my question comes in. She doesn't have any tics. Or any rituals per se, but she is suddenly a different person and I would say she is fighting this compulsion to report strange things. We kept a log last night for a couple hours so docs (and you) could look at it. Could this be PANDAS? Is this behavior (below) indicative of OCD? Really looking for support. We live in Phoenix and have an appointment with Dr. Melanie Alarcio in 3 weeks, but in the meantime we're freaking out. We are considering pulling her from school and getting home instruction until we get a handle on it. We don't want her to disturb the class, and moreso don't want her to get picked on or feel alienated.
5:29: "momma since I was (something about her finger) I was doing something like this (shows me wiping hands on thighs) 5:31: in rapid succession... "I keep rubbing my thumb and finger together I don't know why" "I keep rubbing my forehead I don't know why" "Is it okay if I put my feet in the table bc I was doing that" "I keep rubbing my nose I don't know why" 5:32: "Momma I keep doing this (runs I and shows me her snapping/rubbing her fingers together) Immediately, "I keep rubbing my legs" "I keep rubb "I keep thinking this is my middle finger when it's not" (shows me other finger) "I keep rubbing my eyebrows like this" 5:37: continued with momma I did this relation to wiping things on hand etc.
5:38: momma when I'm done with the tissues do I set them on the table and hen bring them over Momma I keep itching the bottom of my nose 5:41: momma I had a crust on my ??? And something about the floor Momma I did this... (Showed me a tissue and how she folded it and rubbed her hand down it) and rubbed it like this 5:44: I have crust on my hand from my booger so I put it in the garbage 5:48: ALL AT DINNER IN TWO MINUTES gravy keeps getting on my fingers, something about touching the iPad, I keep kicking wherever I get gravy on my fingers, I accidentally dropped gravy, a tiny piece of gravy is in the table can I have a napkin, I keep doig this and itching my ear, I keep itching my ear and rubbing it on the napkin and rubbing my ears, right now I was itching my lip and keep putting it in my mouth, I keep biting right here 5:57: I got a crumb on my foot somehow, I just licked my wrist, now I got sauce in my elbow and middle finger, 5:59: I just wiped my mouth bc milk was on it, I keep licking this (watermelon), I keep itching all around I'm so itchy 6:01: momma a seed was off of the (shows strawberry) and I ate it 6:04: something about messy and wiping it, for some reason I keep doing this (wiping nose), I keep doing this (moving tongue side to side). 6:09: I'm scraping all over me I keep doing this and this (wiping nose with napkin), I keep doing this (shows me fingers again, rubbing them kinda like snapping), 6:10 I accidentally had strawberry juice on my hand and I actually did that (shows me wiping her hand on Ollie's shirt) because I don't know why 6:13 I keep scratching under here, back of neck under hair, I have a seed right here (shows me strawberry sees on thumb) 6:17 I got gravy on my hand right here, I licked the end (of the spoon) bc of the gravy, I keep getting gravy all over, a I just did this , touched that (shows me touching her shirt) 6:22 Ollie's shoe just touched me like that (shows me on the bottom) 6:25 I kinda had a crumb here so I went like that, momma I keep doing this (wiping nose) 6:30: doing things with blanket, almost wiped boogers out of nose, keep doing this (wiping nose), I keep doing this (touching shirt), I'm so itchy, 6:37: I'm putting my feet on the table, is it okay if I put my feet on the table? Momma I did this (wiping shirt on mouth) almost got boogers and I keep doing this and this, moving shirt around 6:41 momma I keep doing this (showed me her feet) I keep tipping this badly of cars with my toe 6:45 I keep stepping on this dinosaur, I had a crumb in my mouth and I just ate it or it fell on the floor and I was doing this (scratching the sides of the mouth/face) 6:49 I was doing this (showing me her fork on the edge of the plate) and it may have touched the table, when I was doing this (holding plate) I got syrup on my fingers 6:50 momma I need milk and when I was waking back I was waking back like this, Momma I just kicked the balloon like that 7:02 I just stepped in water and I'm wiping my toe on the floor, I'm wiping my hands like this, 7:13 ever since mrs minor said keep the word "stupid" in the box it keeps popping into my head and I want to let it out 7:19 I think a little spit may have gotten in the book 7:24 for some reason the word dum dum is in my head and I can't get it out, every time I say a sentence in my head it ends in dumb dumb and I don't know why For some reason at school I wanted to cry. (I asked why) and she said bc she felt bad that I'd didn't know who called (she tried to call daddy from school to wish a happy bday but called me on accident and hung up) When I said thank ou you it ended In Dumb dimb I don't know why that word is in my head Those words are taking over my body I don't feel good